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Three school girls unwillingly posing before leaving for school
Say Cheese
oil on canvas
58 x 50"

Inspired by a small black and white "brownie" snapshot, I imagine these girls forced to stand still just before a bus picks them up for school. They are wearing clothes from the 1950's era. I see a slight tension between the girls. There are hidden symbols within the school bags and books.
This painting was awarded the 2002 Juror’s Choice at Art Maryland 2002. Howard County Center for the Art by Juror, Jay Fisher, Deputy Director Curatorial Affairs, Baltimore Museum of Art.